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Lake Calhoun

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Address: West Lake St and Calhoun Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Phone Number: 612 661 4800
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Loved to take a swim in Lake Calhoun after a bike tour

We loved to take a swim in Lake Calhous after a lengthly bike tour through the western parkway, the inner city and along the lakes. The water was refreshing and a restaurant is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
thkohler
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We loved to take a swim in Lake Calhous after a lengthly bike tour through the western parkway, the inner city and along the lakes. The water was refreshing and a restaurant is nearby.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I enjoy walking around this lake. It is an easy walk. However, I do prefer walking when it is not super hot - or super. There are also restaurants within reasonable distance if you wish to walk and go out for a bite afterwards.

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Thank Nancy C
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The lake is 3 miles around, so it makes for a nice walk and great people watching! You can also rent kayaks, play volleyball, or just relax on one of the beaches or grassy areas,

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Lake Calhoun is a little over 3 miles around. It has sailboats to watch, and you can rent canoes . There are several beaches there. It has good food at the outside restaurant "Tin Fish" Good people watching.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

3 miles around. Great for walkers and biking. Each has its own track. Beautiful scenery with a place to rest, have some ice cream and enjoy the ambiance. Boats can be rented.

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Thank Sonni H
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for a walk around the lake with our dog and enjoyed it immensely. Great spot in the midst of the city. Parking was pretty full for a midday break, so plan accordingly.

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Thank Sarah D
Collinsville, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lake Calhoun always provides a peaceful walking experience. Definitely worth a trip if you like to be outdoors -- there is biking, kayaking, etc. as some other options.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good walking trails and great outdoor activities. You can rent canoes and bikes to get around. Great for the nice days of Minnesota!

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Exploring Minneapolis, we took Nice Ride MN's bikes at the dock station on W Lake St. Easy, convenient. It was a nice scenic ride to explore the Lake, $8 for an hour. Recommend to spend half day cycling around the lake (actually around trip is an hour at your leisure) and having lunch at Tin Fish restaurant. Relaxing.

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On reaching the lake one is greeted with a grand view of the vast mail lake and an adjoining small lake. Being Sunday afternoon there were long ques for getting a boat. Me and son started kayaking I having no previous experience of kayaking. It took be few wrong strokes to learn correct way of kayaking. It was great fun.... More 

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